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Spring/Summer interior trends for 2016 – Artisan Traveller

Posted April 21, 2016 /

As part of our series of Spring/Summer 2016 interior trend boards, we’re looking at how you can bring a rich and cultural look to your home.

Artisan Traveller

Artisan traveller is a celebratory trend; recreate a rich and diverse cultural look by choosing designs whose inspiration is drawn from all over the world. Highly decorative, this trend is a celebration of pattern! Designs such as Azzura and Casablanca have easily recognisable inspirational roots; geometrics from Morocco and Mexican patterns have influenced both these bold and stylised prints.

Contrast pattern with plain in your interior and introduce flashes of fresh and zingy colours, Azzura Aqua could be easily partnered with shades of Sea Blue, Fresh Apple or Spring from Palette for a bright and lively Mediterranean feel.… view more.

Spring/Summer Interior Trends for 2016 – Classic Decoration

Posted April 13, 2016 /

We have created some trend boards to help you with your Spring/Summer 2016 interiors. Working from our new Style Studio Roller & Vertical Collection you can create these looks at home.

The key interior trends we have focused on are Classic Decoration, Artisan Traveller and Dark Botanics. These are our favourite trends for SS16. We have created trend boards so you can see our inspiration photos and how these relate to the blind fabrics we have created for you to use in your home. We will start to elaborate on each trend over the next few weeks so you can see which designs and fabrics work well throughout your home.… view more.

Top colours for 2016

Posted April 4, 2016 /

Style Studio has been working closely with our interiors stylist to determine the top 3 colour schemes that will be adorning our homes in 2016.… view more.

Hottest Shades – Your Home

Posted April 1, 2016 /

How to decorate with Rose Quartz and Serenity

For the first time ever, Pantone has announced two shades as its 2016 Colour of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pairing to create calm and tranquillity. Here’s how you can use them, either together or separately, in your own home.

Team these two pastel shades together to create a balanced, soothing mood at home. How much you want to commit to this duet of colours, is up to you. Invest in a few cushions or make a bolder statement on the walls. Together, both Rose Quartz and Serenity will make a refreshing change in time for Spring.… view more.

Nude & Neutral – House Beautiful

Posted April 1, 2016 /

A lot of heat can be lost through large windows if they’re not double-glazed.

Thermal lining for curtains helps, or choose blinds with a special lining.

These pleated blinds have a honeycomb cellular structure that blocks excess heat from the outside in the summer months and prevents it escaping from inside when it’s cooler.

Available in 44 fabrics, Hive Silkweave in Elephant, Style Studio.

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Golden Glow – The English Home

Posted April 1, 2016 /

The popular sunny yet mellow tone of golden yellow bursts onto the scene again as it brightens interiors with its cheerful glow.

Dulux has named Cherished Gold as its colour of the year for 2016 and pretty golden hues are pervading many new collections in papers, fabrics, tiles and rugs. We believe that this new hue of yellow is more than just a fashion and has an appeal that will last for years to come.

Golden yellows are perfectly partnered by shades of grey or mink that provide a sophisticated foil to their vibrancy. These smart and gentle colour combinations allow for a little playfulness with patterns, whether pretty florals or bold geometrics.… view more.

Invite Brightness into your Home – Style at Home

Posted April 1, 2016 /

Liven up your interior by making a few simple changes and turning your space into somewhere that’s light, bright and good for the soul.

The power of natural light, sunshine and brightness does wonders for our sense of wellbeing, so it’s no surprise that we all dream of having a bright and sunny home. It’s only now that the days are getting longer and we’re emerging from the dark depths of winter, that we’re reminded of what an important role light really plays in our homes and how we live in them.

Whether you prefer to introduce artificial light or if you’re lucky enough to have big windows you want to make the most of.… view more.

Style Steal – Rose Quartz and Serenity

Posted March 24, 2016 /

Pantone’s colours of the year are always guaranteed to take the world of interiors by storm and this year, the colour experts surprised everyone by introducing not one, but two hues, designed to work in harmony with one another.

Why not try to introduce this year’s perfect pairing, Rose Quartz and Serenity, into your home.

Calming ‘Serenity’ blue complements the light and tranquil rose quartz pink; both colours are muted enough to use across entire walls as a backdrop, yet sufficiently bright to add colour and appeal when used on accessories such as cushions, throws and of course window blinds.  But the best thing about these colours is how beautifully they work together.… view more.

Go totally tropical this spring – East Anglian Times

Posted March 10, 2016 /

The tropical trend has made a big comeback this year. Amazonian-inspired prints, bright tones and quirky accessories are cropping up – all perfect for adding a nod to the trend in any living space. Whether you choose to introduce jungle prints, woven furniture or the infamous pineapple, you can capture the essence with just a few touches.

From palm leaf prints, to kitsch accessories, there’s no denying that the tropical trend is back and bigger than ever. Find out how you can indulge in the trend and bring a little bit of jungle glam into your home. Petra Vitler for Suffolk Interior Design agrees that the trend has steadily grown in popularity, she said: “Year on year, the trend for tropical interiors grows, gently nudging us out of winter and into spring with an array of eclectic bold colours, patterns and accessories.view more.

Spring into Style

Posted March 8, 2016 /

The lighter nights and longer days are here – so it’s time to throw back the curtains, raise the blinds and let the light in. It’s also an ideal time to update tired looking windows with the latest on trend designs and colours for 2016 and with our new collection of roller blinds, we’re ready for a new season of stylish interiors.

Spring/summer doesn’t have to mean a complete home overhaul, selecting soft furnishings in lighter shades and patterns that reflect the season can totally transform a room without the hassle and mess from painting or wallpapering.… view more.